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Reader comment on item: Those Danish Cartoons and Me
in response to reader comment: Danes apologize to all muslims of the world

Submitted by Precious One (United States), Mar 2, 2006 at 14:18

I agree with you Sidda concerning political correctness being a problem. In one of my posts I said something to the effect that I now have a different view of the holidays. I will never be politically correct again and I will encourage others to follow. It is a Christmas tree, it is Christmas and so forth. The list goes on and on but I am sure you get the drift. So, I am with you. I have as much a right to observe what I believe in as Islam does. They are not offending me with their beliefs, and I will not be accused of offending them. PERIOD!

I am not Islamic and Islamic law does not apply to me. We are still free to choose our own path, but I also know that the goal of Islam is to have one religion...Islam. Islam is using our political correctness to obtain what they want and it has been working fairly well. There are numerous events that have taken place where they claim to be offended by the West. Many times countries and companies have attempted to or had to change something that has offended. Example: An Islamic group in Australia, the Forum on Australia's Islamic Relations wants to do away with the word Christmas, holding that the term excludes too many people in a multicultural society. Its director, Kuranda Seyit, says it's time for Australia to fall in line with the UK, where councils renamed Christmas as Winterval and refer to it adjectively as festive and winter. (Dec. 4, 2005) Source: Daniel Pipes @ http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/546.

I am not sure that after all the hubbub concerning the caricatures that this tact will help them any longer. Most of us didn't even know about Islam, but what we have seen these past few weeks have certainly made many of us sit up and take notice. It has not been favorable to Muslims or Islam.

Thank you for adding your thoughts so eloquently. I appreciate where you are coming from and you have certainly given me food for thought.
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